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with 303 electoral votes, florida is still up in the air although the president does have a lead there right now of half of a percentage point. now, it's important to note that obama took nearly every swing state, including colorado, ohio, pennsylvania virginia, and wisconsin. those last three really contributed to his win and to the fact that we were able to call the race relatively early last night. if you remember yesterday, there was speculation that the count could go on for several days in the event of a close race. the popular vote is very close at 50.2% to 48.2, just a difference of two points there but with nearly 100-point spread in the electoral vote, it's really no contest. congressional seats democrats did not gain control of the house, which was to be expected, but they did maintain control of the is that the, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders fro
and we are still waiting on an official number from florida. it is obvious the state has not fixed its voting problems. as i'm sure you remember, it was florida 12 years ago causing the legal disaster between vice president al gore and president george bush. the difference this time, no one cares as much. president obama's victory was well secured without florida's 29 electoral votes. but for florida natives this is frustrating and all too familiar. the state's whole voting system is plagued by bad management and dysfunction. it is usually elected officials running the voting process rather than nonpartisan professionals to. make this system more efficient what florida needs now is better access to polling places and more absentee and early voting. >>> it's also affecting the congressional race. g.o.p. representative allen west is now demanding a recount. the election there is still too close to call. west is down just 3,000 votes against his democratic opponent patrick murphy. west is blaming a county supervisor for r
yesterday, if you vote, i will win. that could be a problem particularly in florida and ohio as we reported yesterday. early voting rollbacks meant some people were waiting in line for as long as six hours to finally cast their ballot. so we'll have to see how those polls are today. >> if you need to know how late your polls are open, politico and ap have a good map of state by state closing times. you can check it out on politico's home page. we'll be right back. (vo) tonight, current tv presents special election coverage, with unrivaled social media, straight from the campaigns, the pundits, and from viewers like you. with exclusive analysis and commentary from al gore, someone who knows a thing or two about close elections. >> overall, it was a clear win. >> now that's politically direct. >> so keep on tweeting and maybe you'll have your voice be part of this democracy and see your tweets up on our screen. [ forsythe ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best sweetest crab for red lobs
overwhelmingly and when you add florida it was 332 to 206. that ain't close, folks. not only that. he won the popular vote. helex night. no doubt about who won. he won 8 out of 9 of the battle ground states. that was sweet enough. okay? but here is the deal: a lot of people very long lost sight of. the president's margin keeps growing and growing and growing every day it gets bigger and bigger. because there are so many votes that weren't counted on november 6th and as of this morning, there is still like a million and a half uncounted votes out there, which is a amazing. think about it. the election right in the almost a month old. >> yeah. >> still a million and a half votes. many of them like a million votes in new york state. % why? because of hurricane sandy and the presinks they had to use like paper ballots and they haven't been able to count them all. parts of new jersey most of those uncounted votes are up in the -- up in the northeast. so, as they are counting these votes t the president's total gets up and up and up. right now the count is t
.d.s and shortening for early voting and all of that. now in florida we find out what it was really all about. >> shocking. you find out florida officials -- you have charlie crist, another florida official and two other current members of the g.o.p. anonymously telling the post, collaborating the story what we've known for quite some time that the purpose of narrowing the early vote, of making it difficult to register, of having those long, long, long lines by narrowing the hours you have to vote was to make sure that democratic voters, minority voters, young people, college students, that obama voting block, that they don't turn out and vote. that was the express purpose of those laws. that's why when rick scott the governor, when he came into office, it was the first thing he did. remember those -- that was the goal of suppressing the vote and thankfully they failed. new effort in some states but in florida, that failed. it went for obama. we gotta be vigilant because every two years, there is another opportunity for them to nar
kelly from florida. >> no. >> bill: and he has released -- ready for this? 20 to 30,000 pages of inappropriate e-mails that he had with this woman jill kelley, from tampa. what the hell's going on? have you ever sent 20,000 pages of e-mails in your life? >> no. i can't even imagine going through 20,000 pages of e-mail. let alone releasing them to the world. and fox -- >> bill: fox news is saying 30,000. they're taking the upper -- >> it will 150,000. >> bill: he's supposed to be running the war in afghanistan. >> the time -- really, he hasn't willing to -- he spent the last two months going through e-mails. assuming he has a staff of attorneys that have done that. >> bill: so it does make you wonder what the hell these guys are doing and how they have time for this. we don't know that they were having an affair, you know. we also don't think petraeus of having an affair with jill kelly. maybe she wanted to. maybe he wanted to but paula broadwell thought something was cooking up there. now the time she's
to be the case here in the petraeus -- so are any of us safe? charles in tampa florida. what do you say? good morning. >> caller: good morning, sir. i would like to say i'm fine with what the fbi agent did. it shows that -- it is a nonissue. >> bill: i give cantor credit. he didn't try to make a big political deal out of this. he went right to robert mueller and said i just want to be sure you know what's going on here. right? the head of the fbi. but why would this fbi agent -- that doesn't follow protocol. seems to me he broke protocol. why would he go to a republican member of congress and blow the whistle here? >> was he with the intelligence community? >> bill: no. i know that answer. >> caller: i don't understand why he would do that. >> bill: your second point. >> caller: other than that i think the media is driving this thing. we've got bigger problems than having two generals corresponding or doing whatever they are with a woman. i think we have bigger problems than two generals, sir. >> bill: charles, i
in inglewood florida. >> caller: hi. i've got a little different situation with that. i'm kind of looking forward to going over the cliff. >> bill: yeah? go ahead. >> caller: the reason that $2,000 would benefit me, not benefit me, have it taken away from me is i'm on social security anyway. if i have to -- if i get cut by $2,000 that puts me into a position where i would now be able to get food stamps. i would now be able to qualify for medicaid. >> bill: yeah, mar sharks i hear that but i think first of all, you're a minority. and secondly, you know, that is just going to cost the federal government more money so in the end, that's not the answer either. the answer is to give the middle class the tax cut that they deserve. and i think if enough people use the hash tag, we should get it done. hash tag my2k. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill press show. >> welcome. >> this is june 11th, the full court press coming to you live from
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